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leaf dish (a)

Year of origin

Tapio Wirkkala


laminated birch plywood
good original condition
h 3 / w 37 / d 19 cm

Rare leaf dishe designed by Tapio Wirkkala. A leading figure of Post-war European design, Finnish designer and sculptor. The wood rings in two colors on Tapio Wirkkala’s laminated plywood dishes emphasize its shell-like shape, combining the at-once manmade and natural qualities of plywood with an organic inspiration. Wirkkala played with the straight lines made by the plywood’s layers by cutting the laminate into round-edged shapes that recalled leaves or shells.